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Over 2,200 Apprehensions for the El Paso Sector Border Patrol on Memorial Day

Over 2,200 Apprehensions for the El Paso Sector Border Patrol on Memorial Day

Postby smix » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:51 pm

Over 2,200 Apprehensions for the El Paso Sector Border Patrol on Memorial Day
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

URL: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-medi ... morial-day
Category: Press-Release
Published: May 28, 2019

Description: EL PASO, Texas – While many residents of El Paso, west Texas and New Mexico were commemorating the men and women who died in military service for the United States, area Border Patrol Agents were busier than ever taking into custody more than 2,200 illegal aliens who entered the country illegally. Memorial Day was the busiest recent day of enforcement activity for El Paso Sector Border Patrol Agents during the ongoing influx. The 2,200 apprehensions included two large groups and many smaller ones. The busy day began in the boot heel of New Mexico with a large group of over 200 illegal aliens apprehended near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry just after 2 a.m. A second enormous group was one of the largest in El Paso Sector thus far with over 430 people. This group crossed the border just west of Bowie High School at around 7 a.m. By the end of the day, the El Paso Sector Agents had apprehended over 2,200 illegal aliens with 1,850 of those being taken into custody in the geographic area between Executive Boulevard and Midway Street in El Paso. These groups were comprised of mostly Central American families and unaccompanied children. All of the illegal aliens were taken into custody for processing to include initial medical screenings. They will remain in U.S. Border Patrol custody until they are processed accordingly. U.S. Border Patrol Agents continue to deal with this influx of illegal aliens entering our country with no respect for our immigration laws. This fiscal year to date the El Paso Sector has arrested over 130 thousand illegal aliens, compared to over 16,000 during the same time last fiscal year. The numbers continue to rise and agents see no end in sight for this current situation. The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol will continue to uphold the oath they made to this county by apprehending all of those who attempt to enter our country illegally. U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-635-2509 toll free.



Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Largest Group Ever Encountered
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

URL: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-m ... ncountered
Category: Press-Release
Published: May 30, 2019

Description: WASHINGTON – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Paso Sector apprehended the largest group of illegal aliens ever encountered early Wednesday morning. Agents took custody of 1,036 people after they illegally crossed the border in El Paso, Texas, shortly after 4 a.m., MDT. The group crossed the Rio Grande and were immediately taken into custody by Border Patrol agents south of downtown El Paso, between Bridge of the Americas and Stanton Street Bridge. “The apprehension of 1,036 individuals in a single group – the largest group ever encountered by Border Patrol agents – demonstrates the severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border,” said CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez. “The dedicated men and women of CBP, and in particular the U.S Border Patrol, are doing their very best every day to address the influx of family units and unaccompanied children.” All members of the group were from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador. The group included 934 family members, 63 unaccompanied minors, and 39 single adults. They were taken into custody for processing and initial medical screenings. They will remain in U.S. Border Patrol custody until they are processed accordingly. El Paso Sector agents have previously encountered the largest groups so far – of over 400 - on at least two recent occasions. The most recent was on Memorial Day, when agents apprehended a group of 430 people. The group of 1,036, comprised mostly family units and unaccompanied children, adds to the more than 530,000 aliens apprehended or encountered at ports of entry on the Southwest border so far this fiscal year. The El Paso Sector continues to set record numbers as the situation escalates.



Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Large Group in Del Rio
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

URL: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-medi ... up-del-rio
Category: Press-Release
Published: May 31, 2019

Description: First large group from Africa apprehended
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station apprehended a large group of 116 individuals Thursday. “Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” said Chief Raul Ortiz. “This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border.” Agents performing line watch operations apprehended the group after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. around 10:30 p.m. This is the first large group apprehended in the Del Rio Sector and the first large group of people from Africa – including nationals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo - apprehended on the Southwest border this year. Agents have encountered 182 large groups of more than 100 individuals across the Southwest border so far this fiscal year.



Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Group of 37 from Africa
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

URL: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-medi ... -37-africa
Category: Press-Release
Published: June 3, 2019

Description: EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a group of 37 undocumented immigrants from Central Africa on Saturday. “We are continuing to see a rise in apprehensions of immigrants from countries not normally encountered in our area,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Groups of family units from around the world are traveling thousands of miles just enter the United States illegally to exploit our immigration laws.” On June 1, agents performing line watch operations arrested a group of 37 undocumented immigrants the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, two countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, after they illegally entered the United States by crossing the Rio Grande River. The group was composed almost entirely of family units, including several small children. They were transported to the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station and processed per U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines. Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2019, which began Oct. 1, 2018, agents have apprehended more than 27,000 people from countries other than Mexico, from approximately 37 different countries. Del Rio Sector’s apprehensions of non-Mexican migrants this year has increased by nearly 500 percent over the same period in Fiscal Year 2018. The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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